Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission HOW TO WIN FRIENDS A young woman asked her marital adviser how she could induce a certain young man to propose to her. The adviser replied, “The best way...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission MARRIED HAPPINESS The prize winners at a picnic were announced, "Mrs. Smith won the ladies' rolling pin-throwing contest. Mr. Smith won the 100-yard dash." The art of being happy,...
Rev. Paul Osumi

What Is Life

“Life today is a hideous humdrum, a ghastly joke. Birth, toil, death and, at the end, a jump in the dark — nothing else.” On the contrary, life is largely what we make of...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission The Foolish Man The foolish man is one who works without rest. He goes to the office Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. He never wastes time in recreation. He always...
Rev. Paul Osumi

An Understanding Parent

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission A parent’s prayer: “O God, teach me to understand my children, to listen to them patiently, and to answer all their questions honestly. Let me never nag; and...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Today’s Thought

By Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission "Smothered” By Scenery A few years ago a Chinese play, “The White Snake Lady,” was staged in Honolulu. There was hardly any scenery but the lack of it was...
Rev. Paul Osumi

In The Mind

Many of our illnesses have their origin in the mind. Our disturbing sense of guilt and our deep-seated fear play havoc with our health. Our grudges, resentments, envy and jealousy, poison our body and...
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Express Your Appreciation

A husband to his wife as he finished dinner: "Alice, tha was the best chicken I have ever eaten."  He always praised her culinary efforts.  The art of expressing appreciation must be cultivated.  No...
Rev. Paul Osumi

Father Was Too Busy

A father whose son had gotten into trouble pondered, “I can’t understand. We have treated him well. He had his own room, his own camera, and his own gun. He had everything.” Yes, he...
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Life Is An Adventure

by Rev. Paul S. Osumi Reprinted with permission LIFE IS AN ADVENTURE It’s good to see a man who loves life, who enjoys it and does not simply endure it. It is good to see a man...

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